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Tammy Baldwin Sworn In Today, Becomes First Openly-Gay Senator In History

by David Badash on January 3, 2013

in News,Politics

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Former Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin became Senator Tammy Baldwin today, and the first openly-gay Senator in the history of the United States. Of course, the Interwebs went wild. Here’s a sample of congratulatory messages from prominent politicians, celebrities, LGBT activists, and members of the media:


Tammy Baldwin Sworn In Today, Becomes First Openly-Gay Senator In History

Storified by David Badash· Thu, Jan 03 2013 15:38:00

Congrats to Senator Tammy Baldwin! Baldwin was sworn in today as the first openly LGBT Senator!
The US Senate got its first LGBT member today – congrats to Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)!Dan Savage
Congratulations SENATOR Tammy Baldwin Graddick
Congrats to my friend, and now my senator, the newly sworn-in Tammy Baldwin.Russ Feingold
Big thanks to U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, who was sworn in today as the first out LGBT senator in U.S. History!… Lance Black
Cheering Tammy Baldwin who was just sworn in as WI Senator- the first out LGBT senator in US history.mia farrow
Senator Tammy Baldwin. How sweet the sound. Oh happy day!!Kate Clinton
One of the first people to congratulate @TammyBaldwinWI after she got sworn in as senator? Paul Ryan. Terkel
Tammy Baldwin’s mom flew for the first time in nearly 40 years to see her daughter sworn into the Senate Terkel
Here’s Tammy Baldwin’s mother, Pam Bin-Rella, at daughter’s reception Johnson
History is made, folks: Tammy Baldwin was just made sworn in as first-ever out LGBT senator. She looked very, very happy.jennifer bendery
Congratulations on your swearing in today, Senator Tammy Baldwin. You have shown it does get better! #itgetsbetter Gets Better
Also grateful in 2013 that Sherrod Brown was reelected & Tammy Baldwin got elected to Senate….Populist champions.Katrina vandenHeuvel
We can now officially say: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. Send your congrats: #lgbt Fund
A great day for Wisconsin. Nobody’s Senator but ours, Tammy Baldwin. Party WI
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